128 episodes

It’s the gossipy, smart, witty conversation you’d have if all of your girlfriends (and some of your guy friends too!) were experts on the hot topics of the moment. High spirited and high minded, we don’t argue or whine but seek to get to the heart of the matter, over cocktails (or wine).

The Femsplainers Podcast Danielle Crittenden

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    • 4.7 • 62 Ratings

It’s the gossipy, smart, witty conversation you’d have if all of your girlfriends (and some of your guy friends too!) were experts on the hot topics of the moment. High spirited and high minded, we don’t argue or whine but seek to get to the heart of the matter, over cocktails (or wine).

    The Female Warriors Who Defeated ISIS

    The Female Warriors Who Defeated ISIS

    Faced with enslavement and worse, these Kurdish women escaped traditional families to take up arms and battle ISIS town by town, street by bloody street. Bestselling author Gayle Tzemach Lemmon shares with Danielle their remarkable stories, as told in her new book "The Daughters of Kobani." PLUS: Co-Splainer  Christina Hoff Sommers joins up top to dish on THAT trainwreck interview with Nancy Jo Sales.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Are Dating Apps to Blame For the Death of Romance & Courtship?

    Are Dating Apps to Blame For the Death of Romance & Courtship?

    Vanity Fair's Nancy Jo Sales thinks so. She joins Danielle to discuss her new book, Nothing Personal: Inside the Dating App Inferno -- before the interview itself goes up in flames. PLUS: Millennial singleton Miranda Frum shares her amusing and insightful experiences with the apps.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    "Mom, I'm Trans."

    "Mom, I'm Trans."

    In the second part of our two-part series "When Sons Become Daughters" two mothers tell Danielle how they have handled the sudden news from their teenage boys that they believe they are, in fact, girls.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    When Sons Become Daughters: Part One

    When Sons Become Daughters: Part One

    What is behind the sudden spike of teenage boys seeking to become girls? In the first of a two-part series, Quillette's Angus Fox plus a now-adult trans woman, Corinna Cohn, reveal the real causes of this anguishing new trend.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    The Bikini Baristas Last (Coffee) Stand: Why Should Women's Breasts Be Treated Differently Than Men's?

    The Bikini Baristas Last (Coffee) Stand: Why Should Women's Breasts Be Treated Differently Than Men's?

    The 9th Circuit will soon decide the fate of Everett, WA's controversial servers. They argue the 14th Amendment protects their right to serve double espressos topless. Evolutionary biologist Heather Heying joins Danielle for a fascinating discussion of why women's breasts have sexual purposes in addition to their feeding function. But is patriarchy to blame? Or that prude Mother Nature? (And by the way, should we leave room for cream and sugar?)

    • 51 min
    We Love You But Please Don't Bring Us Burnt Waffles: It's Our Mother's Day Special!!

    We Love You But Please Don't Bring Us Burnt Waffles: It's Our Mother's Day Special!!

    Comedian Sandra Tsing Loh joins Danielle at the top of the show to air a litany of maternal grievances. PLUS: Writer Zibby Owens discusses her new pandemic anthology based on her popular "Moms Don't Have Time To..." series, and reflects on a year of her own personal loss.

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
62 Ratings

62 Ratings

Hayley UK ,

Fem-tastic!

Thanks to the Femsplainers I now look forward to staring work on Tuesday mornings as I listen along to them. Thank you so much for introducing me to a range of smart & interesting women (& men!) with a healthy & rational outlook on life.

Georgie Buns ,

Fantastic and funny

Just stumbled upon this and am addicted. Danielle is a Brilliant host and there is a fun vibe with the other women that I love. However they are also brave and don’t shy away from controversial topics, which are many in today’s cancel culture environment. I’m edging towards being a Patreon.

Lost in Galicia ,

Gues who’s not coming to dinner ...

The femsplainers don’t skewer Race to Dinner; they simply allow Race to Dinner to self-skewer. Car crash interview at its very best.

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